Author: Julia Madureira

“Golden Triangle” Drug Trade Booms After 2021 Coup In Myanmar

Thai troops recently seized nearly 225kg of crystal methamphetamine from drug smugglers trafficking the drug over the border and into the country from Myanmar. This drug bust is just one example of the Thai government’s increased efforts to crack down on the booming drug trade in the notorious “Golden Triangle”

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Small Island Nations Take Climate Justice Case to U.N. Court

On September 11th, Prime Ministers Kausea Natano of Tuvalu and Gaston Browne of Antigua and Barbuda presented opening statements at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea in Germany. The two leaders serve as co-chairs for the Commission of Small Island States on Climate Change and International Law

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U.S., Iranian Prisoner Exchange Shows Diplomatic Promise

This past Monday, five United States nationals returned home to their families after being held for years in Iranian prisons. In exchange for the Americans’ freedom, the U.S. agreed to release five Iranians from American prisons and to unfreeze nearly $6 billion dollars’ worth of Iranian assets for humanitarian uses. 

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